Published: 09:46, March 20, 2022 | Updated: 10:52, March 21, 2022
Shenzhen launches chartered freight flights to Hong Kong
By Xinhua

This undated file photo shows cargo being loaded onto a flight of SF Express Co Ltd in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. (CHEN WEN / CHINA NEWS SERVICE)

SHENZHEN - The southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen has launched a chartered air-freight service to Hong Kong, starting Saturday.

Early on Saturday morning, a Boeing 767 freighter operated by SF Airlines left Shenzhen for its neighbor Hong Kong, carrying 45 tonnes of goods, including donated anti-pandemic materials and also export goods from local businesses.

Early on Saturday morning, a Boeing 767 freighter operated by SF Airlines left Shenzhen for its neighbor Hong Kong, carrying 45 tonnes of goods, including donated anti-pandemic materials

The freighter will fly six times a week, with the chartered service initially planned to last until early April.

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The air-freight service was launched after the cross-border truck-freight capacity between Shenzhen and Hong Kong was reduced due to COVID-19.

The flights will help guarantee the transport of anti-pandemic materials for Hong Kong, as well as meeting the transport demands of enterprises in Shenzhen and neighboring regions, thereby safeguarding the safety and stability of the supply chain and industrial chain.

Shenzhen previously launched three express shipping routes, as well as freight-train transport, to ensure the supply of materials to Hong Kong.

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